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Image for Birds New to Britain 1980-2004

Birds New to Britain 1980-2004

By: Adrian Pitches; Tim Cleeves

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, T & A.D. Poyser: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04488

ISBN: 0713670223

Condition: Very Good


The book is richly illustrated with colour photographs of the actual birds themselves ( where available ), together with a selection of line drawings. An essential work of reference for anyone with an interest in British rarities. There is spotting on the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Redbreast: The Robin in Life and Literature

By: Andrew Lack

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Uk, SMH Books: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04696

ISBN: 0955382726

Condition: Near Fine


'Robin Redbreast', by eminent ornithologist David Lack was first published in 1950. It has been called ' a classic and truly delightful book'. A wealth of illustrations, including a Beatrix Potter watercolour, and one by J M W Turner, decorate the text. A clean, tight and delightful book. View more info

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The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

By: Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson

Price: £50.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Ltd: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04669

ISBN: 1472905733

Condition: Near Fine


Ornithologists will find this an invaluable reference. It is especially helpful when sorting out birds named after people with identical surnames, or in situations where only a person's forename is used. But all birders will find much of interest in this fascinating volume, a book to dip into time and time again, whenever their curiosity is aroused. A very good, clean and tight copy. View more info

Consider the Birds

By: Colin Tudge

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04734

ISBN: 1846140978

Condition: Near Fine


In ' Consider The Birds ', the author explores the life of birds, all around the globe. From the secrets of migration to their complicated family lives, their differing habitats and survival techniques to the secrets of flight, this is a fascinating account of how birds live, why they matter, and whether they really are dinosaurs. This rich and endlessly absorbing book opens up their lives to everyone. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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A Curlew in the Foreground; An RSPB warden's summer on North Uist.

By: Coxon, Philip

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03370

ISBN: 0715391038

Condition: Very Good


A world of wind and rain. Dazzling white beaches and skies of flawless blue. In an atmospheric evocation of the island, its close-knit community of crofters and its abundant wildlife, the author defines its quintessential qualities, and shares with us a summer idyll. There is some spotting to the edges of the fold-downs . A good, clean tight copy. View more info

Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

By: Flegg Jim.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, New Holland: 1990

Sellers ID: 02025

ISBN: 185368080X

Condition: Very Good


Some light usage marks but otherwise a very good copy. View more info

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The New Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland: 1988-91 (A Volume in the T & AD POYSER POPULAR BIRD BOOK Series)

By: Gibbons, David Wingfield; etc.; Reid, James B.; Chapman, Robert A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, T & D Poyser Ltd.: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02384

ISBN: 0856610755

Condition: Near Fine


This book is a monumental work in the long tradition of the contribution made by amateur observers to the vital understanding of bird populations in Britain. The DW as small damage to the back panel and the f.e.p as a piece cut out of approx 10.5 cm x 2cm. The book shows light shelf ware. View more info

The Shell Bird Book

By: James Fisher

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Shell Mex - BP Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04668

Condition: Very Good


Written with verve, the book holds the readers' interest throughout. A hundred and fifty black and white drawings, maps and diagrams cover the field of study, and the book is further enriched with twelve pictures of bird reserves and sanctuaries in colour. The top of the text block is grubby, and the d/w shows shelf-wear, it is also priced -clipped. View more info

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Bird sounds and their meaning

By: Jellis, Rosemary

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, British Broadcasting Corporation: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03377

ISBN: 0563121262

Condition: Very Good


This book introduces the whole subject of bird sound - song, It will stimulate anyone interested in birds to make as much sense of what they hear as of what they see and gives an overview of the subject. There is light spotting to the top of the text block, and there is the remnants of a label on the front flap. A good tight copy. View more info

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A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names.

By: Jobling, James A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03363

ISBN: 0198546343

Condition: Very Good


This Dictionary gives the derivation and meaning of all valid scientific bird names. Each part of the name is defined separately so that Passer domesticus, for example, will not be found as such, but both Passer and domesticus are explained in their respective alphabetical places. About 8500 names are defined, including a selection of historical synonyms. There is light spotting to the top of the text block, and the D/W has a small hole on the spine fold and damage to edge of spine Otherwise a clean, tight copy. View more info

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British Birds

By: Kirkman & Jourdain

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, T.C.& E.C. Jack Ltd: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03619

Condition: Very Good


This book objective is to provide ,in a compact and convenient form, the best available information sufficient to identify all British species except the rarest - their nests, their eggs, and their utterances. Notes on their habitat and geographical range have been added, chiefly has and aid to identification. The text is accompanied by two hundred colour plates. The green boards have some marks on it and wear to its corners. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Birds of Prey of the British Isles

By: Martin, Brian.P.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03483

ISBN: 0715397826

Condition: Fine


A detailed look at our twenty - three breeding and visiting raptors, and vagrants, with flight silhouettes, photographs and Alistair Proud's exquisite paintings. A fine clean and tight copy. View more info

The Private Lives of Birds: A Worldwide Exploration of Bird Behaviour

By: Michael Bright

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03981

ISBN: 0593022319

Condition: Near Fine


This book is the first to draw on the most up-to-date worldwide research to provide an engrossing, wide - ranging survey of how birds actually manage there lives, from the familiar species of our own gardens to the most exotic and colourful. There is light wear to the head and base of the d/w. View more info

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Twitcher's Diary: Bird Watching Year of Richard Millington

By: Millington, Richard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Blandford PressLtd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03367

ISBN: 0713711744

Condition: Very Good


Twitching' as it is known by its followers, is a style of birdwatching which involves collecting sightings of different species of bird. When geographical and time limits are set to the pastime it becomes a competitive sport, and it is an increasingly popular one as it attracts those birdwatchers who are fascinated first and foremost by the great variety of bird species that evolution has produced. There is light spotting to the head of the text block and an Ex Libris stamp on the ffep. The D/W is also speckled and it has some small tears along the top of the spine ,corners and edges and shows... View more info

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Birds of Devon.

By: Moore, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03361

ISBN: 0715347209

Condition: Very Good


The Birds of Devon gives details of the status and distribution of al birds recorded in the county since the early nineteenth century. Photographic illustrations of some typical Devon habitats and birds, a map and bibliography, combine to makes this an indispensable book on the birds of Devon. The D/W has wear to its edges and corners, there is a gift dedication on the ffep. and the light green boards have bumps to its corners. It is still a good tight copy. View more info

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Birds: An Artist's View

By: Rob Hume

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Dragon's World: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04655

ISBN: 1850282455

Condition: Near Fine


Birds; An Artist's View, is a tribute to a great ornithological artist. The paintings themselves are his personal tribute to the birds and countryside that he loves to paint. The result is a rich breathtakingly detailed series of pictures that reveal birds, both familiar and exotic, at their best. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

Tommy Smith's

By: Selous Edmund

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Methuan & Co.ltd: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01145

Condition: Good


This is a small pocket edition which is showing wear on the covers and spine and also inside with marks and foxing.On the ffep there is a faded 10p price in ink. View more info

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Guide to the Birds of the Falkland Islands

By: Woods, Robin W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Anthony Nelson Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03378

ISBN: 0904614220

Condition: Very Good


This guide covers the identification of all 185 species recorded in the Falklands or within 200 miles around the island. Twenty- one colour plates with brief identification notes and all cross referenced to the text where fuller descriptions are given. The D/W has a tear on the back panel and wear to its edges. View more info